Tag: 1960s

Ronald Reagan and economics

For more than 20 years we’ve heard about the greatness of Ronald Reagan and his economic policies. According to those who believe, everything was better under Ronald Reagan. The sunshine was brighter. Oranges were tastier. Jobs were more plentiful. People sang and danced in the streets as if in a musical. Well, the ’80s were good, but they weren’t great. Yesterday, I revealed the unemployment rate over the last several decades. The one thing that jumps out is that during Ronald Reagan’s presidency the unemployment rate was higher than at any other time in the last 40 years. Conservatives continue to

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Shame on You (Update)

Watch this shocking video: In the 1960s, during the civil rights movement, we saw peaceful marchers attacked by vicious dogs and high-pressure water hoses. We saw massive arrests. Today, the #Occupy movement is being confronted by massive arrests. So far, there are no high-pressure water hoses. So far, there are none of those of vicious attack dogs. Instead, protesters are being sprayed with pepper spray. Why? I just don’t understand how the police justify pepper spraying nonviolent students. I think it would be different if the students were attacking the police. I think it would be different if the students were

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Does Ayers Matter?

Before last Wednesday I’d never heard of Bill Ayers or the “Weather Underground.” I’m sorry that I’m not up on 1960s radical groups. But for reasons that are unclear to me, George Stephanopoulos decided to ask Senator Barack Obama about this man during the most recent debate. It turns out that the Washington Post has painted a completely different picture of Ayres. He is currently an educator, fighting for smaller schools to improve the quality of education throughout the city (I personally agree with this action). He is an informal adviser to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. The story is such a

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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